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LE: Medical Terms

Medical terms of the Lower Extremities

acetabulum The hip socket; the cup-shaped cavity on the outer aspect of the hip bone
os innominatum The innomate (having no name) bone. It forms the lateral half of the pelvis
os coxae The hip bone or pelvic bone
femur The thigh bone; the longest, strongest bone on the human body
patella The knee-cap; a small flat triangular bone located in front of the knee joint within the inserting tendon of the quadriceps femoris muscle
tibia The shin bone; the medial, larger bone of the lower leg
fibula The smaller lateral bone of the lower leg. One of the strongest and thinnest bones of the body
tarsus The ankle; the 7 bones of the ankle including the heel bone.
calcaneous The heel bone; the irregular bone at the back of the tarsus. Also called the calcaneum and os calcis
metatarsus The part of the foot between the tarsus and the toes; the 5 long bones that extend from the tarsus and the toes. Also, called the metatarsals and metatarsal bones
phalangeal Pertaining to a phalanx or the phalanges
Created by: lorriej